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REVIEW
Mamta Fuloria, Judy L Aschner
Failure of the normal circulatory adaptation to extrauterine life results in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Although this condition is most often secondary to parenchymal lung disease or lung hypoplasia, it may also be idiopathic. PPHN is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance with resultant right-to-left shunting of blood and hypoxemia. Although the preliminary diagnosis of PPHN is often based on differential cyanosis and labile hypoxemia, the diagnosis is confirmed by echocardiography...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342510/arterial-protocol-including-prophylactic-distal-perfusion-catheter-decreases-limb-ischemia-complications-in-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Kathleen M Lamb, Paul J DiMuzio, Adam Johnson, Philip Batista, Neil Moudgill, Megan McCullough, Joshua A Eisenberg, Hitoshi Hirose, Nicholas C Cavarocchi
OBJECTIVE: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a salvage therapy in patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure. Owing to the large size of the cannulas inserted via the femoral vessels (≤24-F) required for adequate oxygenation, this procedure could result in significant limb ischemic complications (10%-70%). This study evaluates the results of a distal limb perfusion arterial protocol designed to reduce associated complications. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective institutional review board-approved review of consecutive patients requiring ECMO via femoral cannulation (July 2010-January 2015)...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339402/outcomes-of-hospitalised-muscular-dystrophy-patients
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Ghilas Boussaid, Hélène Prigent, Gilbert Caranhac, Djillali Annane, Christian Devaux, David Orlikowski, Frédéric Lofaso
BACKGROUND: In France, referral centres in teaching hospitals were created 10 years ago to provide MD patients with treatments and follow-up designed to prevent complications and improve outcomes. Respiratory failure is a major cause of death among subjects with MD, and its prevention and treatment can serve as a touchstone for assessing the effectiveness of MD care pathways. OBJECTIVE: We report data from a preliminary study of admissions of MD patients in France and of factors associated with mortality, with special emphasis on respiratory failure [RF]...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338487/the-evolution-of-disease-chronic-lung-disease-of-infancy-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Michael C Tracy, David N Cornfield
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or chronic lung disease of infancy BPD was originally described 50 years ago, in 1967 by Northway et al. This article possesses two fundamental objectives to provide: a brief historical perspective on BPD; and an update relative to current notions of epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and clinical management of BPD complicated by vascular disease. The review highlights areas of consensus and ongoing uncertainty. RECENT FINDINGS: The clinical cause and presentation of infants with BPD has evolved over the past several decades...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338370/the-potential-of-stimulating-nitric-oxide-formation-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension
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Lucas C Pinheiro, Jose E Tanus-Santos, Michele M Castro
Hypertension is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A major pathophysiological factor contributing to hypertension is reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Strategies to address this pathophysiological mechanism could offer significant advantages. Areas covered: In this review we aimed at examining a variety of drugs (statins, beta-adrenergic receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II type-1 receptor blockers) used to treat hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, particularly with respect to their potential of increasing NO bioavailability and activity in the cardiovascular system...
March 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338304/hyberbaric-oxygen-as-sole-treatment-for-severe-radiation-induced-haemorrhagic-cystitis
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Athanasios Dellis, Athanasios Papatsoris, Vasileios Kalentzos, Charalambos Deliveliotis, Andreas Skolarikos
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen as the primary and sole treatment for severe radiation-induced haemorrhagic cystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hyperbaric oxygen was prospectively applied as primary treatment in 38 patients with severe radiation cystitis. Our primary endpoint was the incidence of complete and partial response to treatment, while the secondary endpoints included the duration of response, the correlation of treatment success-rate to the interval between the onset of haematuria and initiation of therapy, blood transfusion need and total radiation dose, the number of sessions to success, the avoidance of surgery and the overall survival...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
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REVIEW
Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337705/the-effects-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-antioxidant-vitamins-on-atrial-oxidative-stress-nitrotyrosine-residues-and-connexins-following-extracorporeal-circulation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Felipe Petersen, Ramón Rodrigo, Manfred Richter, Sawa Kostin
Cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation is characterized by different degrees of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion, which is often associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). We have previously shown that a novel preventive therapy based on the reinforcement of the antioxidant system using omega-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation applied to patients undergoing cardiac surgery reduces POAF occurrence. We hypothesized that oxidative stress and nitrosative stress are involved in the development of an arrhythmogenic substrate by their effect on connexins (Cx40, Cx43 and Cx45) abundance and distribution pattern...
March 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337322/platinum-ii-ring-fused-chlorins-as-near-infrared-emitting-oxygen-sensors-and-photodynamic-agents
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Nelson A M Pereira, Mafalda Laranjo, João Casalta-Lopes, Arménio C Serra, Marta Piñeiro, João Pina, J Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Mathias O Senge, M Filomena Botelho, Liliana Martelo, Hugh D Burrows, Teresa M V D Pinho E Melo
Novel near-infrared luminescent compounds based on platinum(II) 4,5,6,7-tetrahydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-fused chlorins are described. These compounds have high photostability and display light emission, in particular simultaneous fluorescence and phosphorescence emission in solution at room temperature, in the biologically relevant 700-850 nm red and near-infrared (NIR) spectral region, making them excellent materials for biological imaging. The simultaneous presence of fluorescence and phosphorescence emission at room temperature, with the phosphorescence strongly quenched by oxygen whereas fluorescence remains unaffected, allows these compounds to be used as ratiometric oxygen sensors in chemical and biological media...
March 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337083/continuous-infusion-etomidate-in-a-patient-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Joseph M LaRochelle, Bonnie Desselle, Janet L Rossi
We describe a 16-year-old, 65-kg male deployed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory respiratory failure secondary to ingestion of multiple substances. During his ECMO course, standard sedative and analgesic strategies failed and alternative medications were used. The patient received various dosages of fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, clonidine patches, dexmedetomidine, lorazepam, methadone, pentobarbital, olanzapine, and propofol. Despite administration of multiple agents, on day 29 of ECMO the patient experienced elevated blood pressures due to agitation, and continuous infusion etomidate was started...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337077/antithrombin-iii-doses-rounded-to-available-vial-sizes-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients
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Winifred M Stockton, Eimeira Padilla-Tolentino, Carolyn E Ragsdale
OBJECTIVES: Children have decreased levels of antithrombin III (AT III) compared to adults. These levels may be further decreased during acute illness. Administration of exogenous AT III can increase anticoagulant efficacy. The objective of this study was to evaluate AT III doses rounded to available vial sizes compared to partial vial doses in critically ill pediatric patients, including patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336821/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-reduces-renal-lactate-production
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Thomas S Nørlinger, Per Mose Nielsen, Haiyun Qi, Emmeli Mikkelsen, Kasper Hansen, Nikolaj H Schmidt, Michael Pedersen, Peter Agger, Fredrik Palm, Christoffer Laustsen
Intrarenal hypoxia is an acknowledged factor contributing to the development of diabetic nephropathy. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is a well-known adjuvant treatment for several medical conditions, such as decompression sickness, infections, and wound healing. The underlying metabolic response of HBO is largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of HBO on the intrarenal metabolic alteration in diabetes. Hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate MRI was performed to assess intrarenal energy metabolism in normoglycemic controls and short-term (2 weeks) streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with and without HBO for five consecutive days...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336435/in%C3%A2-vitro-model-of-cerebral-ischemia-by-using-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Yasuhiro Kokubu, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kenji Kawabata
Brain-derived microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs), which play a central role in blood brain barrier (BBB), can be used for the evaluation of drug transport into the brain. Although human BMEC cell lines have already been reported, they lack original properties such as barrier integrity. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) can be used for various applications such as regenerative therapy, drug screening, and pathological study. In the recent study, an induction method of BMECs from PSCs has been established, making it possible to more precisely study the in vitro human BBB function...
March 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335793/thrombus-leukocytes-exhibit-more-endothelial-cell-specific-angiogenic-markers-than-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-do-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-suggesting-a-possibility-of-trans-differentiation-a-comprehensive-database-mining-study
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Hangfei Fu, Nish Vadalia, Eric R Xue, Candice Johnson, Luqiao Wang, William Y Yang, Claudette Sanchez, Jun Nelson, Qian Chen, Eric T Choi, Jian-Xing Ma, Jun Yu, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
BACKGROUND: Current angiogenic therapies for cancers and cardiovascular diseases have not yet achieved expected benefits, which reflects the need for improved understanding of angiogenesis. In this study, we focused on solving the problem of whether tissues have different angiogenic potentials (APs) in physiological conditions and how angiogenesis is regulated in various disease conditions. METHODS: In healthy and diseased human and mouse tissues, we profiled the expression of 163 angiogenic genes, including transcription regulators (TRs), growth factors and receptors (GF/Rs), cytokines and chemokines (C/Cs), and proteases and inhibitors (P/Is)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335557/ros-production-and-erk-activity-are-involved-in-the-effects-of-d-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-and-metformin-in-a-glucose-deficient-condition
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Santosh Lamichhane, Tonking Bastola, Ramesh Pariyar, Eun-Sol Lee, Ho-Sub Lee, Dae Ho Lee, Jungwon Seo
Hypoglycemia, a complication of insulin or sulfonylurea therapy in diabetic patients, leads to brain damage. Furthermore, glucose replenishment following hypoglycemic coma induces neuronal cell death. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanism underlying glucose deficiency-induced cytotoxicity and the protective effect of d-β-hydroxybutyrate (D-BHB) using SH-SY5Y cells. The cytotoxic mechanism of metformin under glucose deficiency was also examined. Cell viability under 1 mM glucose (glucose deficiency) was significantly decreased which was accompanied by increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and decreased phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and glycogen synthase 3 (GSK3β)...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335406/factors-that-negatively-affect-the-prognosis-of-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-district-hospital-in-tanzania
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Serena Caggiano, Nicola Ullmann, Elisa De Vitis, Marzia Trivelli, Chiara Mariani, Maria Podagrosi, Fabiana Ursitti, Chiara Bertolaso, Carolina Putotto, Marta Unolt, Andrea Pietravalle, Paola Pansa, Kajoro Mphayokulela, Maria Incoronata Lemmo, Michael Mkwambe, Joseph Kazaura, Marzia Duse, Francesco Nieddu, Chiara Azzari, Renato Cutrera
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is still the most important cause of death in countries with scarce resources. All children (33 months ± 35 DS) discharged from the Pediatric Unit of Itigi Hospital, Tanzania, with a diagnosis of CAP from August 2014 to April 2015 were enrolled. Clinical data were gathered. Dried blood spot (DBS) samples for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for bacterial detection were collected in all 100 children included. Twenty-four percent of patients were identified with severe CAP and 11% died...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335307/zinc-oxide-nanorods-decorated-graphene-nanoplatelets-a-promising-antimicrobial-agent-against-the-cariogenic-bacterium-streptococcus-mutans
#17
Elena Zanni, Chandrakanth Reddy Chandraiahgari, Giovanni De Bellis, Maria Rita Montereali, Giovanna Armiento, Paolo Ballirano, Antonella Polimeni, Maria Sabrina Sarto, Daniela Uccelletti
Nanomaterials are revolutionizing the field of medicine to improve the quality of life due to the myriad of applications stemming from their unique properties, including the antimicrobial activity against pathogens. In this study, the antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties of a novel nanomaterial composed by zinc oxide nanorods-decorated graphene nanoplatelets (ZNGs) are investigated. ZNGs were produced by hydrothermal method and characterized through field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques...
September 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333694/high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-beyond-the-perinatal-period
#18
Michael Lee, Joshua Nagler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is emerging as a means of oxygen delivery and respiratory support for a range of conditions outside the perinatal period. We aim to review the mechanisms of action and advantages of HFNC and to summarize current findings regarding clinical benefit in specific pediatric disease processes and in patients with significant respiratory distress. RECENT FINDINGS: Currently published studies outside the neonatal population demonstrate both safety and efficacy of this mode of respiratory support...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333688/treatment-planning-of-intensity-modulated-composite-particle-therapy-with-dose-and-linear-energy-transfer-optimization
#19
Taku Inaniwa, Nobuyuki Kanematsu, Koji Noda, Tadashi Kamada
The biological effect of charged-particle beams depends on both dose and radiation quality. The radiation quality of charged-particle beams has been most commonly represented by the linear energy transfer (LET) in radiation biology studies. We investigated a new therapeutic technique using two or more ion species in one treatment session, which we call an Intensity Modulated composite PArtiCle Therapy (IMPACT), for optimizing the physical dose and dose-averaged LET distributions in a patient as its proof of principle...
March 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333387/pathophysiological-fundamentals-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Xinyue Hu, Tao Bai, Zheng Xu, Qiuju Liu, Yang Zheng, Lu Cai
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) was first recognized more than four decades ago and occurred independent of cardiovascular diseases or hypertension in both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. The exact mechanisms underlying this disease remain incompletely understood. Several pathophysiological bases responsible for DCM have been proposed, including the presence of hyperglycemia, nonenzymatic glycosylation of large molecules (e.g., proteins), energy metabolic disturbance, mitochondrial damage and dysfunction, impaired calcium handling, reactive oxygen species formation, inflammation, cardiac cell death, and cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, leading to impairment of cardiac contractile functions...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
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